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This is an introductory trek in the Khumbu Valley offering spectacular views of Everest and nearby peaks. From the base at Lukla (2800m), you walk north along the forested Dudh Kosi Valley to the market town of Namche Bazaar (3440m) via Phakding (2652m). From here you climb north to the villages of Kunde and Khumjung, or west to the monastery at Thyangboche (3867m). There are excellent views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8512m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and many other peaks. From Pangboche just beyond Thyangboche, there is the possibility to walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp or to climb Tawoche Hill (5000m) before heading back along the trail to Namche Bazaar and Lukla.


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Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodge Trek

£2295

excl. flights

13 days

With over 200 holidays to choose from, KE Adventure Travel has one of the very best collections of trekking and walking holidays worldwide. Graded on a scale from 1 to 12, we have holidays to suit everyone. Our tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. Alongside these, we have always made it a priority to seek out distinctive and unique itineraries in less familiar areas such as Armenia, Cameroon, Madagascar and Burma. Whichever of our trekking or walking holidays you choose to undertake, you can be sure you'll enjoy breaking out of your day-to-day routine and exploring exotic landscapes on foot, with the chance to experience different cultures.

Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodge Trek

The Annapurna and Everest regions of Nepal have been a ‘must see' destination for the intrepid trekker for over forty years. Up until now, a trekking holiday in these spectacular mountain environments involved either camping or staying at basic tea houses. Now it is possible to trek in these famous valleys while staying at comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences of a hotel. Our luxury lodges all offer spacious rooms which are pleasantly decorated and with running hot and cold water in an attached bathroom. Best of all, each lodge has been carefully sited to present a magnificent panorama of the Himalaya or surrounding valley from the lodge itself. For those who would like to see both the Annapurna and Everest areas in a single holiday and would also like to do this in comfort, we can wholeheartedly recommend this holiday. In each of these regions we have four days of easy walking. No less spectacular is the way we travel between Annapurna and Everest, taking exciting flights along the chain of the Himalaya. In the Annapurnas we trek in the foothills north of Pokhara through picturseque villages and with a sublime backdrop of snowy peaks. In the Everest region we walk from the high airstrip of Lukla to the Sherpa 'city' of Namche Bazaar, where we have time to explore this thriving town and to visit the nearby villages of Khunde and Khumjung. We can also enjoy world-famous views of Everest and Ama Dablam before returning to Lukla. Using first class hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and absolutely the best standard of lodge available in each of the areas we visit, this really is a 'pampered' trekking holiday.


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Everest Lodge Trek - Family Adventure

£1495

excl. flights

14 days

It's a wonderful world and there's no better way to experience its magic than by taking your family on an family adventure holiday. Travelling with children is incredibly rewarding as they see, hear and are in awe of the small things that us adults can sometimes take for granted. With 30 years history of running adventure travel holidays, coupled with our experience of travelling with our families, we know exactly what it takes to make a family adventure. Each of our family adventures has been designed to ensure that both parents and children get the most out of their holiday. Whether you are a regular KE client looking to share your pioneering spirit with the children, or you are dipping your toes in the waters of adventure travel for the first time, you should find your perfect holiday amongst our family adventures. Exotic cultures, breath-taking natural environments and amazing historical treasures have never been more accessible for the whole family to enjoy.

Everest Lodge Trek - Family Adventure

As a fantastic first taste of Asia, we have a day to soak up the bustling market streets and colourful temples of downtown Kathmandu. Then, after taking the exciting flight to Lukla in the mountainous Khumbu district, we allow 3 days for the short trek to Namche Bazaar, staying in comfortable lodges and accompanied by a Nepalese tour guide and team of Sherpas. With a day to explore the Sherpa capital, followed by 2 short days up to the monastery village of Thangboche, we enjoy fantastic mountain scenery, including views of Mount Everest and the striking Ama Dablam. During our easy-paced walking tour we will have the chance to visit a number of pretty Sherpa villages and learn a little about the way of life of these hardy people. If you are looking to introduce your children to the delights of real Himalayan trekking, this trip has been purpose-made for youngsters, with short trekking days, a good standard of accommodation and the back-up of KE's unrivalled experience in this part of the world.


Details and Booking

Everest Luxury Lodge Trek

£1995

excl. flights

13 days

With over 200 holidays to choose from, KE Adventure Travel has one of the very best collections of trekking and walking holidays worldwide. Graded on a scale from 1 to 12, we have holidays to suit everyone. Our tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. Alongside these, we have always made it a priority to seek out distinctive and unique itineraries in less familiar areas such as Armenia, Cameroon, Madagascar and Burma. Whichever of our trekking or walking holidays you choose to undertake, you can be sure you'll enjoy breaking out of your day-to-day routine and exploring exotic landscapes on foot, with the chance to experience different cultures.

Everest Luxury Lodge Trek

The Mount Everest National Park has been a popular destination for trekkers and climbers alike, since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950's. Up until now trekking in this stunningly beautiful region involved either camping or staying at basic tea houses. Now it is possible to trek in the Khumbu staying at comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences of a city hotel. Our luxury lodges all offer spacious rooms which are pleasantly decorated and have attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water. Best of all, each has been carefully sited to present a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself. Based around the 'Yeti Mountain Home' chain of luxury lodges - at Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Thame and Kongde, this holiday promises the best standard of accommodation in the Khumbu and a whole new way to experience the Everest region. During our 9 days in the homeland of the Sherpas, we trek to Namche and have a day to explore this thriving settlement, before heading on to Thame. Here, we can hike to Sumdur Ridge (4830m) for unforgettable views of a host of big peaks, including Cho Oyu. Our return to Lukla then follows a brand-new trail, traversing rhododendron-covered slopes on the west side of the valley to Kongde, a veritable 'eagles nest' with a unique panorama of Everest Lhotse and Ama Dablam. This is a sensational view which people on the standard 'Everest Trail' do not get to see. A day-hike to the excellent viewpoint of Farak Ri for an even more expansive outlook on the Khumbu Valley is an option from Kongde. Twin bedded and heated rooms, en suite bathrooms and pleasant dining areas can now be a part of your trekking holiday to Everest.


Details and Booking

Everest Panorama Trek

£1345

excl. flights

12 days

With over 200 holidays to choose from, KE Adventure Travel has one of the very best collections of trekking and walking holidays worldwide. Graded on a scale from 1 to 12, we have holidays to suit everyone. Our tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. Alongside these, we have always made it a priority to seek out distinctive and unique itineraries in less familiar areas such as Armenia, Cameroon, Madagascar and Burma. Whichever of our trekking or walking holidays you choose to undertake, you can be sure you'll enjoy breaking out of your day-to-day routine and exploring exotic landscapes on foot, with the chance to experience different cultures.

Everest Panorama Trek

This easy Nepal trek in the foothills of Mount Everest starts with an easy stroll on the rim of the Kathmandu Valley, where we gain a first distant view of Everest. A short flight then takes us up into the Khumbu, a region of high peaks and valleys in the shadow of the world's greatest peak. Here, our relaxed week of trekking allows us to experience the unrivalled mountain scenery of the Khumbu, including the classic view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam from Thyangboche Monastery. Visiting a succession of Sherpa villages, including Namche Bazaar and the charming and quite remote village of Thame, the popular myth of 'Shangri La' will seem all-too-real. On our return to Kathmandu, there is the option of taking an early morning 'Everest Flight' for a dramatic finale. Suitable for any weekend hillwalker, this short trek offers an excellent introduction to the delights of trekking in the Himalayas, including those all-important views of Mount Everest.


Details and Booking

The Jiri Trek - Nepal Foothills to the Khumbu

£1295

excl. flights

15 days

With over 200 holidays to choose from, KE Adventure Travel has one of the very best collections of trekking and walking holidays worldwide. Graded on a scale from 1 to 12, we have holidays to suit everyone. Our tougher treks are likely to involve multi-day hikes through wilderness regions, with porter support and tented accommodation. Whilst at the other end of the scale, our softer walking holidays are more likely to be hotel or lodge-based with a day-walk format and an emphasis on uncovering the area's history, culture and cuisine. From our earliest days we've developed a range of treks that include celebrated classics such as Peru's Inca Trail trek, the ascent of Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and the ever popular Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. Alongside these, we have always made it a priority to seek out distinctive and unique itineraries in less familiar areas such as Armenia, Cameroon, Madagascar and Burma. Whichever of our trekking or walking holidays you choose to undertake, you can be sure you'll enjoy breaking out of your day-to-day routine and exploring exotic landscapes on foot, with the chance to experience different cultures.

The Jiri Trek - Nepal Foothills to the Khumbu

Until the airstrip was built at Lukla in 1964, all treks into the Khumbu passed through the village of Jiri (1950m) in the Dolakha region of east Nepal. Our classic trekking holiday begins with a jeep road transfer from Kathmandu, via Jiri, to the roadhead at Shivalaya (1810m). From here, we set off on a stunning 8-day trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, on a walking trail which has been beautifully quiet for decades. Starting out at a modest altitude, and staying in simple lodge accommodation each evening, this short gem of a trek accumulates lots of up and down as it heads eastwards across the grain of the country, crossing a succession of rivers and forested ridges. With its picturesque terraced fields, charming villages, colourful monasteries and friendly people, this trekking holiday provides an unforgettable taste of Nepal's unspoiled Himalayan foothills. Finally, reaching the Khumbu Valley, we are rewarded by inspiring views of snow-capped peaks such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Mount Everest itself. The memorable flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla is a great way to end this classic experience. This is the perfect trekking holiday for those who want to experience a quieter side of Nepal at lower altitudes while still offering exceptional views of Everest. If you wish to extend your trek to include Everest Basecamp, this trip can be connected to departures of the Classic Everest Basecamp Trek. The result is a 24-day itinerary that costs just £1645 Land Only.For some fantastic ideas to extend your holiday in Nepal, from riding elephants in Chitwan to tours in Bhutan or Tibet - check out extensions.

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